A few months back I was going through a very, very rough time when my long-time boyfriend and I broke up. We were together for 4 years and things did not end well. Break-ups are always hard, but that one what especially tough.
At that moment, I honestly wasn’t sure what the future had in store for me. I didn’t know if it could even make up for the pain I was feeling in the moment. I was starting to lose hope.
With nowhere to look but up, I decided to call up an old friend and see what they had to say about everything going on. This is surprising, you see, because I’m not big on “advice”. To me, it seems a little cliche. Nevertheless, I asked for my friend’s advice and, looking back, I’m so glad that I did.
They said something along the lines of:
“Life can suck sometimes; it can be really bad and you can be in a lot of pain and think that it’s never going to end. And then, sometimes, when you least expect it, it (life) gets really, really good. Life will get good again and it’ll all be okay. You just have to wait.”
At the time, I was extremely frustrated, because I didn’t feel like that could be true. I kid you not, though, when I say that my life completely changed for the better within a month.
Since then, I’ve been finding this advice to be true, left and right. It’s always applicable and I think we, as humans, tend to forget much of what pains us is temporary in nature.
I realized that, if we can learn to ride the waves of life and be okay with the fact everything around us is constantly evolving, then life won’t be as traumatizing and painful. Acceptance is a good friend to have in life. It keeps your head on straight and your perspective in order.
Maybe this just spoke to me in the moment and doesn’t make sense to anyone else, but I feel like there are a lot of people out there who needed to hear this, too. Life gets really bad sometimes…but it gets really, really good, too.
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